Virtual Think Tank™️ cohorts are designed for experienced educators, coaches, and administrators seeking advanced learning and intensive study within a literacy topic.

Cohort members:

  •  5, one-hour, online, interactive cohort meetings led by experts
  •   Meeting across the year, setting the schedule together
  •  Only 5-10 cohort members, for personalized, rigorous study
  •  Face-to-face, online conversation with international educators
  •  Reflective professional cycle: learn, experiment, return and reflect
  •  Rigorous, standards aligned, practices to raise student achievement
  •  Receive a Professional Development Certificate for the completed cohort

PLUS:

  •  All 12 Study Series Sessions are included, to share with your school team (a $348 value)

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5-12 Cohort
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Cohort Leaders: JoEllen McCarthy and Shawna Coppola

First Meeting: October 29, 2018 at 4:00-5:00 PM EST.

Additional meetings will be scheduled together with cohort members for a total of 5. (Available for NYS CTLE hours.)

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Planning Reading and Writing Connections: Building Bridges for Learners, K-6

Join this online cohort to study methods that help your students build stronger connections between your Reading and Writing workshops!

Members of this yearlong inquiry will study with educators from around the world, led by JoEllen McCarthy, a TheEdCollab Book Ambassador, and Shawna Coppola, Fellow of TheEdCollab and author of Renew!: Become a Better and More Authentic Writing Teacher. How can early readers bring the joy of hearing stories read aloud to their emergent writing? How can older writers not just wait for mentor texts, but begin mentoring themselves from their independent reading? You will create methods, explore strategies, and stay energized throughout the year in the company of this inspiring cohort. In addition to live cohort meetings, all Virtual Think Tank members receive a Full Year Study Series as part of their registration.

Cohort + Study Series: CCSS R1-10, W1-10; Danielson 1-4; ISTE S1-4, 6-7; Teaching Tolerance: Identity, Diversity, Social Justice, Action

Cohort Leaders: Dr. Dana Stachowiak and Tricia Ebvaria

First Meeting: October 30, 2018 at 3:00-4:00 PM EST.

Additional meetings will be scheduled together with cohort members for a total of 5. (Available for NYS CTLE hours.)

Design Reading Instruction That Is Culturally Relevant, Rigorous, and Responsive, 5-12

Join this online cohort to engage in critical inquiry into practices that open up our reading instruction to be a more inclusive, responsive, and ultimately support student growth.

Members of this yearlong inquiry will study with educators from around the world, led by Dr. Dana Stachowiak, TheEdCollab member and contributing author to Culturally Affirming Literacy Practices for Urban Elementary Students and Tricia Ebvaria, Fellow of TheEdCollab and co-founded of Disrupt Texts. Research shows that culturally affirming practices support student achievement, sense of self, and benefit entire school communities. Work with expert leaders and a cohort of engaged educators to move beyond your best work to create liberating curriculum and student-driven methods. In addition to live cohort meetings, all Virtual Think Tank members receive a Full Year Study Series as part of their registration.

Cohort + Study Series: CCSS R1-10, W1-10; Danielson 1-4; ISTE S1-4, 6-7; Teaching Tolerance: Identity, Diversity, Social Justice, Action

Cohort Leaders: Dr. Dana Stachowiak

First Meeting: October 30, 2018 at 1:00-2:00 PM EST.

Additional meetings will be scheduled together with cohort members for a total of 5.(Available for NYS CTLE hours.)

Literacy Leadership: Methods and Mentoring For Leading Change, K-12

Join this online cohort specially designed for literacy leaders—Instructional Coaches, Dept. Chairs, Administrators, Supervisors, Mentors and similar roles—supporting you in methods and mindsets for leading colleagues through change.

Members of this yearlong inquiry will study with educators from around the world and be led by Dr. Dana Stachowiak, TheEdCollab member and Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction in the Department of Educational Leadership at UNC-Greensboro. Leadership can be difficult and sometimes a lonely role. Effective leaders employ responsive methods of adult learning while also nurturing for their own professional growth. This cohort will provide support, methods, structures and mentoring for new and experienced leaders! All Virtual Think Tank members receive a Full Year Study Series as part of their registration.

Cohort + Study Series: CCSS R1-10, W1-10; Danielson 1-4; ISTE S1-4, 6-7; Teaching Tolerance: Identity, Diversity, Social Justice, Action

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